Careers in the Finance Industry: Trends and Overview

Finance jobs are predicted to increase 23% from now until 2020, slightly faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A career in finance seems so enticingly familiar and safe, but also vague at the same time. What exactly does it mean to set off on the path toward this often lucrative profession? Well, that depends on who you ask and what you want to accomplish.

For many a degree in finance can lead to a career in just about all business enterprises across every industry. All businesses from a Fortune 100 to a mom-and-pop shop require a certain degree of financial acumen.